Google launches European coding competition

by admin May 2, 2006 at 9:55 am

Stand up and be tested

Google is reaching out to the European software development community with its first Code Jam programming competition in Europe.

Starting on 1 May, European programmers can register at the Code Jam website, to be tested later on a programming language of their choice.

Competition begins on 23 May when contestants will be given a series of questions to answer in a given amount of time. Submissions will be judged by TopCoder and the best entries will move on to the next level.

By 29 June, after three rounds of competition, the remaining 50 contestants will be flown to Dublin to compete for ?¢‚Äö¬¨30,000 in cash and prizes.

Google has sponsored the Code Jam competition for several years in the US, twice in India and once in China but this is the first one in Europe. Google opened an engineering centre in London last November and also has centres in Dublin, Trondheim and Zurich.

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